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Carya glabra (Mill.) Sweet
pignut hickory

General Information
Symbol: CAGL8
Group: Dicot
Family: Juglandaceae
Duration: Perennial
Growth Habit: Tree
Native Status: CAN   N
L48   N
Data Source and Documentation
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green round image for nativity Native blue round image for introduced Introduced ocre round image for introduced and nativity Both white round image for no status Absent/Unreported
image for native, but no county data Native, No County Data image for introduced, but no county data Introduced, No County Data both introduced and native, but no county data Both, No County Data
Native Status:
lower 48 status L48    Alaska status AK    Hawaii status HI    Puerto Rico status PR    Virgin Islands status VI    Canada status CAN    Greenland status GL    Saint Pierre and Michelon status SPM   


Symbol Scientific Name
CAGLH Carya glabra (Mill.) Sweet var. hirsuta (Ashe) Ashe
CALE32 Carya leiodermis Sarg.
CAMI33 Carya microcarpa (Nutt.) Britton
HIAU3 Hicoria austrina Small
HIGLH Hicoria glabra (Mill.) Britton var. hirsuta Ashe
CAGLG2 Carya glabra (Mill.) Sweet var. glabra
CAOVH Carya ovalis (Wangenh.) Sarg. var. hirsuta (Ashe) Sarg.
CAOVH2 Carya ×ovalis (Wangenh.) Sarg. var. hirsuta (Ashe) B. Boivin, nom. illeg.
CAGLM Carya glabra (Mill.) Sweet var. megacarpa (Sarg.) Sarg.
HIGL Hicoria glabra (Mill.) Britton
CAMA41 Carya magnifloridana Murrill


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Rank Scientific Name and Common Name
Kingdom Plantae – Plants
Subkingdom Tracheobionta – Vascular plants
Superdivision Spermatophyta – Seed plants
Division Magnoliophyta – Flowering plants
Class Magnoliopsida – Dicotyledons
Subclass Hamamelididae
Order Juglandales
Family Juglandaceae – Walnut family
Genus Carya Nutt. – hybrid hickory
Species Carya glabra (Mill.) Sweet – pignut hickory

Subordinate Taxa

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Legal Status

Wetland Status

Interpreting Wetland Status

Top Level Regions
Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plain FACU
Eastern Mountains and Piedmont FACU
Great Plains FACU
Midwest FACU
Northcentral & Northeast FACU
Western Mountains, Valleys, and Coast FACU



Source Large Mammals Small Mammals Water Birds Terrestrial Birds


Source Large Mammals Small Mammals Water Birds Terrestrial Birds

Description of Values

Value Class Food Cover